Canberra Cross Country Ski Club

Come Ski With Us

Are you tired of crowded ski slopes? Do you want to ski for months before the resorts open and after they close? Are you a bushwalker who would like to explore the mountains in winter? Are you a runner or skater who would like to try racing on snow?

If you want to make first tracks down that snow covered mountain that you can see from the lookout but could never reach, or glide or skate through the trees, or snowcamp for a weekend or a week in a winter wonderland, you should leave the ski lifts behind and embark on a Cross-Country skiing adventure.

Cross-Country skiing can be a leisurely tour on a track or in the backcountry, and it can an adrenaline-pumping, heart-pounding sport when citizen racing or descending a mountain by telemark or alpine techniques.

Canberra Cross Country Ski Club (CCCSC) can help.

More information on Cross-Country skiing can be found on this website and its links, and on WikiSki.com

Come Join Us

Join online from 1 May 2014 atRegister Now

Fees are $45 for a single membership and $60 for a household membership.

Download and print the 2014 Membership Form [PDF] .

Tours

CCCSC brings members together for day, overnight and longer ski tours from May to November if snow conditions permit. International ski adventures – trips to New Zealand (2012) and the Indian Himalaya (2013) – have been run and will be planned. Click here to go to the Tours Page. The latest details of tours are in the 'Members Only' area.

The latest updated list of Tours for this year is available in the members only area.

A summary of the Tours for this year is available to everyone.

If you are interested in participating in a tour, please contact the tour leader where one is listed; where no tour leader is yet shown, you can indicate your wish to join the tour by emailing the tour coordinator on cccstours@gmail.com. It is important to register with the leader beforehand and not just turn up to a tour on the day without notice. Please provide:

It is important that tour participants ensure that their abilities match the skill levels required by the tour - a description of the Terrain, Distance and Skill Level descriptors is provided on the Tours/Tour Grading page on the club's website.

It is important to book on a tour as early as possible. Registering to join a tour should normally be made by 2pm on the Thursday before the tour, at the latest.

Calendars

New for 2014

Social Activities, etc

Apple Calendar for Club social activies and committee meetings
  URL of this calendar: webcal://www.cccsc.asn.au/iCal/CCCSC.ics

Subscribe to these calendars, as they will be updated from time to time throughout the ski season.

Photo Competition – "Australia's Winter Snowfields"

The Club is having a Photo Competition as part of its 30th year celebration.

Exhibition and judging night will be at a Club social meeting at Turner Scout Hall later in the season. The closing date and judging night date will be advised in next month's newsletter.

Categories

There are 2 Categories for the competition:

  1. Scenic, and
  2. People in the Snow

Photos

Submit photos to the Membership Secretary at cccscinfo@gmail.com

Prizes

The best photos will be published on the Club website and in the last edition of the Club newsletter in 2014 (if the photographer is agreeable).

The Judge

The judge is a local Alpine photographer, Mike Edmondson. His Photo Gallery in Jindabyne showcases his work, as does his web site, www.mikeedmondson.com.au.

The competition is open to Members of the Canberra Cross-Country Ski Club.

Annual General Meeting. Wednesday, 25 September

Review the previous year's activities, elect the new year's committee, and plan for the next year.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Track Skiing Overseas and AGM

Presenters: Warren Feakes and the Committee

Before the Club's Annual General Meeting, Warren Feakes will talk about track skiing overseas; give tips for improving your track skills; and the Masters World Championships - Syktyvakar, Russia, 2014 and Vokatti, Finland, 2015.

Annual General Meeting. How did we go this year? What will we do next year?

Refer to the Events page for the AGM's agenda.

All social meetings are at the Turner Scout Hall, 5 Masson Street, Turner. The Hall is located adjacent to Haig Park. Doors will open at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start. Light refreshments will be available. Members and visitors are most welcome.

October Lodge Weekend 2014

The annual CCCSC October Lodge weekend will be held at the Southern Alps Ski Club lodge at Charlotte's Pass on the weekend of 18 & 19 October. Accommodation for the nights of Friday & Saturday, 17 & 18 October has been arranged. This is always a popular weekend, with Club ski tours held around Charlotte's Pass or on the Main Range on the Saturday & Sunday, and a community dinner on the Saturday evening. At present there is a deep cover of snow on the Main Range, so there should be good skiing during October.

All old and new members are welcome.

Cost for accommodation is $40/person/night. Payment is required before the weekend. Please pay by cheque or throughRegister Now.

Contact Alan Levy for more information.

Off-Piste

You can download the current issue, Issue 6 (October 2014) of the CCCSC newsletter. Only CCCSC financial members have access to all available newsletters.

A full copy of the current issue is now uploaded. Access is through the Members Only Area.

The next issue of our newsletter, Off-Piste, is due Saturday, 6 September 2014.

Lessons for Members

Please check out what to bring when you have booked a lesson. You can also call Acacia from K7 on 0402 298 821 and she will assist you with what to bring.

Could all participants bring a signed Waiver form to the lesson.

The Instruction Program 2014 is on the Lessons page. To make bookings, follow this link:Register Now

List of CCCSC financial members

Coming later this ski season.

Accessing the Members Only Area

Once you have joined the club, the membership secretary will email you with the username and password to access the restricted area.

Joining the Google Groups

A few hints to help you joining the Google Groups

Alpine Search and Rescue

Check out info from First Social Night presentation: Alpine Operators Course Notes. Note that you need to be a member to access this info.

Change of e-Mail Address

If you happen to change email address, or if for any reason you haven't been receiving our emails, please let the membership secretary know ASAP.